Richard Winter is currently Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology and Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, MO. He is also a Psychotherapist/Counselor who was trained in medicine and psychiatry in England before being on the staff and a director of the English branch of the L’Abri Fellowship for 14 years. He was a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in England. He lectures in Europe and the USA on mental health issues. He is the author of When Life Goes Dark: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression, IVP 2012; Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism, IVP, April 2005; Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion and Wonder, IVP, 2002 and other books and professional journal articles. He is married with four children and eight grandchildren.